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5 Tips for Maximizing a Windows 10 Upgrade for Your Users

Posted by Dave Dec  /  October 7, 2019  /  Windows, IT, End Users   —   No Comments ↓

New technology implementations can be stressful for all types of companies, from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. Many companies have already made the switch to Windows 10 and are discovering ways to capitalize on the new features included with the upgrade. If you want to get the most out of your company’s Windows 10 upgrade, then following these tips can help you maximize its effectiveness to benefit your business.

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Tags: Windows, IT, End Users

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by David Thibault  /  July 15, 2019  /  Windows, IT, End Users   —   No Comments ↓

Below is a list of 12 great keyboard shortcuts to help you get the most out of using the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Keyboard shortcuts are great because they allow users to quickly and efficiently complete specific tasks that could end up taking much longer with just the mouse or track pad. Memorizing all the shortcuts might take some time so we suggest printing them out and leaving them next to your keyboard so you can quickly reference them whenever. Some of these shortcuts listed will even work in earlier versions of Windows (8.1, 7 and XP).

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Tags: Windows, IT, End Users

The Importance of a Windows 10 Upgrade in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 20, 2019  /  Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration   —   No Comments ↓

Upgrading to Windows 10 can reap benefits across multiple industries, but perhaps the most important changes are in healthcare. As a company in the healthcare industry, you must comply with HIPAA requirements. Part of these requirements is to ensure patient information privacy – something an older version of Windows could compromise. By upgrading to a new operating system like Windows 10, you can remain compliant with HIPAA and provide multiple benefits to your healthcare organization.

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Windows 10 Pro vs. Enterprise for Banks & Credit Unions

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  May 13, 2019  /  Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration   —   No Comments ↓

As a financial institution, you have immense responsibilities with regard to customer privacy. Your customers trust you with their most sensitive financial information. Using the wrong Windows OS could compromise this trust and expose sensitive information. However, knowing which operating system to choose can be a challenge with all the options available – should you choose Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise? Here are a few pros and cons of each version to help you make the right choice for your banking company:

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Posted by Dave Dec  /  April 22, 2019  /  Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration   —   No Comments ↓

If your business is still using a past version of Windows without issue, you may be wondering why you should upgrade. Why change a good thing? After all, company-wide operating system rollouts can be intimidating, even with the best implementation plans. However, Windows 10 offers more than enough benefits to make even the staunchest resisters consider an upgrade – it’s called an upgrade for a reason.

Consider the following 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10:

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Windows 10 vs. Windows 7: Differences You Need to Know

Posted by David Thibault  /  April 1, 2019  /  Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration   —   6 Comments ↓

Windows 7 has long been the preferred operating system for many businesses, even after the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10. Many business owners and IT decision-makers heard of Windows 8’s detractors and adopted an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality regarding upgrades. As a result, a number of businesses continue to hold onto Windows 7, despite the fact that Microsoft’s support for the operating system has dwindled since 2015. So why should Windows 7 users make the switch to Windows 10?

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Why Your Company Needs a Windows 10 Upgrade Strategy

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 25, 2019  /  Windows, Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration   —   No Comments ↓

If your business is still using a previous version of Windows, you may be considering an upgrade. You should – Windows 10 is now the default operating system, and future software releases are not likely to include previous versions of Windows. However, diving into a critical upgrade without a strategy could prove disastrous. Consider these seven tips while outlining your business’s upgrade strategy:

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Technical Class: MS 20698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  May 22, 2017  /  Windows, KnowledgeWave Courses, Training   —   No Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave is now hosting sessions for Installing and Configurating Windows 10, Microsoft Course, MS 20698. We anticipate offering this (and other Windows 10 classes) each month through 2019.

This is an authorized Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course and is eligible for Software Assurance (SA) Voucher redemption.  Please contact a KnowledgeWave representative at 800-831-8449 to enroll. Seating is limited. 

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Windows 10 Anniversary: Happy 1st Birthday!

Posted by David Thibault  /  August 19, 2016  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

It's hard to believe, but Windows 10 turned one on July 29, 2016. To develop Windows 10, Microsoft worked with over one million insiders who tested and provided feedback along the way. Then Microsoft offered a free upgrade to existing Windows users for the first year. Now that one year has passed, what changes can we expect?

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Pin to Taskbar for Easy Access to Apps and Files

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 13, 2016  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Are you wondering if there is an easier way to locate recent and frequently used programs, apps, and files on your computer? The answer just might be pinning.

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Offering Technical Training for the Newest Technologies

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 20, 2016  /  Windows, KnowledgeWave Courses, IT   —   No Comments ↓

Updated 9/17/2018

KnowledgeWave is known for our affordable end-user learning solutions.  We help our clients work more efficiently and collaboratively with the newest technologies like Office 365.

Training for IT

We also have technical training solutions for those who support the networks and infrastructures that the end-user and the C-suite have come to count on.

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Tags: Windows, KnowledgeWave Courses, IT

How to Use Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 15, 2016  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Use Windows 10 Virtual desktop to help organize multiple hatsIf you are like me, you probably have many different hats that you wear at work on any given day. I encourage you to try the Windows 10 virtual desktop feature to organize your work and maximize your productivity!

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Why Business are Considering a Move to Windows 10

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 20, 2015  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

A question many are asking is should I upgrade my business computers to Microsoft Windows 10? In this webinar recording we will explore and answer some of those questions, as well as educate you on whether your company should consider making the move to Windows 10.

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Why Businesses are Considering a Move to Windows 10?

Posted by David Thibault  /  April 7, 2015  /  Webinars, Windows, KnowledgeWave News, Industry News   —   No Comments ↓

What's up up with all this talk about Windows 10? A question many are asking is should I upgrade my business computers to Microsoft Windows 10? In this webinar KnowledgeWave will explore and answer that question, as well as educate you on whether your company should consider making the move to Windows 10. 

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Tags: Webinars, Windows, KnowledgeWave News, Industry News

Class Alert: MS 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 30, 2015  /  Windows   —   No Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave hosts a live remote session for Administering Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Course, MS 20411 weekly. This is an authorized Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course and is eligible for Software Assurance (SA) Voucher redemption.  Please contact a KnowledgeWave representative at 800-831-8449 to enroll. 

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Tags: Windows